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Raised in a home broken by wartime trauma, the frustrated teenage son of a Dutch Holocaust survivor starts down a path of further tragedy when he finds belonging in a gang of neo-Nazi skinheads.

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Hanro Smitsman
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Buijsman John Buijsman ... Simon
Chris Comvalius Chris Comvalius ... Klant in kapsalon
Guus Dam Guus Dam ... Amos
Robert de Hoog ... Frankie
Lukas Dijkema ... Eigenaar soos
Rian Gerritsen Rian Gerritsen ... Agente
Paul Geusebroek Paul Geusebroek ... Huub
Juda Goslinga Juda Goslinga ... Henk
Jason Gwen Jason Gwen ... Lee
Dajo Hogeweg Dajo Hogeweg ... Peter
Bart Klever Bart Klever ... Vader Maikel
Teun Kuilboer Teun Kuilboer ... Robbert
Mike Libanon ... Man in soos
Mike Meijer Mike Meijer ... Gerrit
Negativ Negativ ... Terrence (as Maurits Delchot)
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Storyline

Frankie is a young man from Netherlands, in 1979. His father is a Jew, survivor from the Holocaust, a very strict man who owns a Laundry. His mother is a good-hearted woman who wants her husband and son to get along. Frankie escapes his daily life with his friend Jeffrey, going to underground punk and rock clubs. When his mother is hospitalized, Frankie is devastated. His father seems to not care and Frankie, feeling angry and lonely, gets involved with a Neo-Nazi gang, who often fight against the Punks and minorities of the town. Frankie is accepted and, unknowingly, he start to become in his own enemy. Written by Bulma PunkRocker

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

13 March 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bőr See more »

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The film's original title was 'Frankie E. 1980'. The Producer and Director wanted to change the name because the title of the recent Dutch film Dennis P. (2007) was so similar. The title 'Skin' was made up by Director Hanro Smitsman himself. See more »

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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #6.36 (2010) See more »

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Reality Check
16 June 2010 | by arseniySee all my reviews

An intelligent and highly believable study of violence's seeds and some of the elements which can help these seeds germinate. A study that allows us a place within the main character's mind, throughout his sad journey. The fact of the matter is that generally, physical violence is an inherent need pertaining to most kids. Doubly so boys. Triply so boys whose families are disintegrating. Discipline/reality-checks, help this need subside. Without this, the need only grows. It is a very difficult thing for us to deal with in healthy ways. Especially at an age when our brains (the only tools that can help us deal) are undergoing so much literal reconstruction. When this need is ignored, the results are often both painful and permanent. Moral of the story? Worst case scenario, kid's got a temper, spending time together isn't working, don't know what to do - enroll him into a good MMA school. Or Jiu Jitsu or Karate, anything really. Anything that provides him a safe way to channel this pent up need on one hand and yet also provides controlled reality-checks and discipline on the other hand. It isn't the perfect solution, but often, it is by far the lesser of all the evils at hand.


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